CCSO welcomes new addition to K9 Unit
A 10-week-old bloodhound named Copper recently joined the Charles County Sheriff’s Office’s K9 unit.
The pup is from Lietch field, Ky., and will soon begin training to work alongside his partner, Pfc. Darin Behm.
Behm, a K9 Officer with the CCSO, said that Copper is a fifth generation man-trailing bloodhound, meaning that he is trained specifically to follow certain scents. Both of his parents are used for search and rescue across the state of Kentucky as well as surrounding states.
“He will be used mostly for search and rescue efforts to track missing persons,” Behm said. Copper will also be trained in aged and extended distance tracks. Copper’s training is expected to take approximately five to six months.
For now, Copper is settling into life as a puppy with Behm, his wife, Laura, and their two children, Hunter, 4, who gave Copper his name, and Kenley, 1.
Copper’s purchase from Judy Braun of Bluegrass Bloodhounds in Lietch field was made possible through the donated funds of an anonymous organization.
Copper, a 10-week old bloodhound puppy from Kentucky, recently joined the Charles County Sheriff’s Office’s K9 unit.